Social FBI probed whether Trump was secretly working for Russia in 2017

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  1. Throttlehead

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    After President Trump fired former FBI director James Comey in May 2017, the FBI opened an investigation into whether Trump was secretly "working on behalf of Russia against American interests," the New York Times reports.

    Details: Intelligence officials had their concerns about Trump's ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign, but held off on opening an investigation because of the sensitive and potentially explosive implications that it came with. It was only after Trump twice tied the firing of Comey to his desire to put an end to the Russia investigation that officials decided to launch an inquiry into "whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security," per the Times.

    • The first red flag that alerted officials to the possibility that an investigation was necessary was an early draft of Comey's firing letter, in which Trump thanked Comey for telling him he was not a target of the Russia probe. The second was when Trump told NBC's Lester Holt in an interview that he had fired Comey because of the Russia investigation.
    • FBI officials reportedly felt validated when it was later revealed that Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office, "I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off,” just days after the Comey firing.
    • The investigation had both a counterintelligence and criminal aspect to it — with the criminal question being whether he had obstructed justice by firing Comey, per the Times. The probe has since been handed off to special counsel Robert Mueller.
    • The aggressive move to investigate Trump reportedly set off "a vigorous debate" within the Justice Department over whether FBI agents overreacted by opening the counterintelligence probe.
    Statement from White House:

    “This is absurd. James Comey was fired because he’s a disgraced partisan hack, and his Deputy Andrew McCabe, who was in charge at the time, is a known liar fired by the FBI. Unlike President Obama, who let Russia and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russia.”
    — Press Secretary Sarah Sanders
     
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    Tis should be the biggest political story of our time. But this will be brushed aside by many as...
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    Warranted.
     
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    xcvbn Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Hmm

    The fact it's now public record before Muellers report means they found nothing.

    Big win for Trump
     
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    Ripskater It's ok to be rip

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    Lol, I was gonna say this.
     
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    Or that they found something so radioactive that they needed to get it in the hands of Mueller's more expansive investigation.
     
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    I just googled that to see if it was a real quote, because it sounds made-up. It isn't.
     
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  9. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Between Hilary and Trump, if the FBI can't find anything worth prosecuting then either they're inept or corrupt, or the public is sorely mislead by their media.

    Either way, time to take stock of things. Time to impeach Trump as far as I'm concerned. What kind of moron let's their employee lie to them constantly?
     
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    remember that time trump went to helsinki to defend putin in front of the world. we still dont know what was said in the meeting they had.
     
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    xcvbn Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    But Mueller doesn't leak

    So this appears to be an attempt to butter the public up to the level of depth the suspicions came to, perhaps to further legitimize the investigation.
     
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    Literally only the far left even give a shit about Muh rusher anymore.



    FFS, liberals should be sending Putin thank you cards for Trumps pushback on China alone.
     
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    Lets not forget the lobbyist who openly admitted in court that he helped funnel illegal Ukrainian money into trumps campaign via Russian nationals.

    He admitted he lied to the FBI as well.
     
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    Quite honestly on Administration Twitter accounts, they all seem like parody accounts. Its bizarre!
     
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    PEB Atomic Butt Drop Champ :)

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    Don't mistake your own ignorance and apathy as being representative of all Americans. That is a fool's gambit.

    Why not just admit that this investigation, which has racked up dozens of indictments and convictions, is ongoing, and you don't know it's fruits or results? Why act like a particularly dull parrot?
     
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    Because when Trump walks, which he will, I’ll be shoving it in your gullible faces for a decade.
     
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    Arqueto176 “Luminous beings are we…not this crude matter.”

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    When does the FBI open an investigation into Tulsi and her ties to Syria

    I'm sure Beto or Warren has some goons working on a dossier as we speak
     

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